Filamentosa Barbs compatibility question

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RE: Filamentosa Barbs compatibility question

Post by Marty.h » Wed Oct 30, 2019 16:01 pm

I'm hoping as they are very small clown loach that growing up with the shoal of around 50 cardinals I have in there they wont then see them as dinner I suppose only time will tell on that one and what a headache that will be later on getting the clowns out when all plants well rooted ect if they decide to make dinner of them [emoji85]

I have turned down the fish though I still have a lot more space for stock I may just up the numbers of the species I have in there to make bigger shoals least I know it's currently peaceful in there

I was however thinking of some denison barbs a shoal of them however not sure how that would work

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RE: Filamentosa Barbs compatibility question

Post by black ghost » Wed Oct 30, 2019 19:19 pm

No offence meant but if you’ve researched Denison Barbs you’ll know they’re subtropical. Their upper temperature limit is the Clown Loach’s lower limit.

With Clown Loach a lot depends on what they’re used to. I’ve had newly imported batches wipe out whole tanks of little fish overnight, but as @plankton says, most wont touch small fish. Chances are if they grow up together from small they should be ok. Besides, it takes quite a few years for them to get big, by which time the Cardies will have died of old age.
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RE: Filamentosa Barbs compatibility question

Post by Marty.h » Wed Oct 30, 2019 19:24 pm

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No offence meant but if you’ve researched Denison Barbs you’ll know they’re subtropical. Their upper temperature limit is the Clown Loach’s lower limit.

With Clown Loach a lot depends on what they’re used to. I’ve had newly imported batches wipe out whole tanks of little fish overnight, but as @plankton says, most wont touch small fish. Chances are if they grow up together from small they should be ok. Besides, it takes quite a few years for them to get big, by which time the Cardies will have died of old age.
[/quote]I didn't know they was sub tropical I've only recently come into freshwater I've kept marine and fish ect live in the same water parameters with marine but thought I would ask here as often information online is incorrect and at least here you get an honest opinion ect

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RE: Filamentosa Barbs compatibility question

Post by plankton » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:35 am

@"black ghost" thanks for the extra info about clowns. Mine were very well behaved then. :)
@"Marty.h" Barbs tend to be grumpy, there aren't many that are docile beside cherry, checkered and pentazona. A lot of the slightly bigger ones are surprisingly sub-tropical as well. Denisons are nice, but, as BG says they are also sub-tropical.
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RE: Filamentosa Barbs compatibility question

Post by Marty.h » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:52 am

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@"black ghost" thanks for the extra info about clowns. Mine were very well behaved then. :)
@"Marty.h" Barbs tend to be grumpy, there aren't many that are docile beside cherry, checkered and pentazona. A lot of the slightly bigger ones are surprisingly sub-tropical as well. Denisons are nice, but, as BG says they are also sub-tropical.
[/quote]One big learning circle ian didn't have that with marine all lived in the same water and temp I still have a lot to learn [emoji85]

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